Manage or Managing

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Manage or Managing

Post by kunalparikh » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:20 pm

I would like to know if the title of the book "The women's guide to managing men" is all right. Should it not be "The women's guide to manage men"?

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Re: Manage or Managing

Post by Alan » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:56 am

No, correct as written.

After 'guide to....' it is a gerund, not an infinitive, construction that is required.